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Colorado River Bridge

Photos 

View from the low-water bypass below.

Photo taken by Kevin Dellaria in May 2011

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BH Photo #213523

Description 

The location of this bridge needs further verification. On the map, the location appears accurate, based on distance traveled on CR 337, road markers, etc. But the waterway the bridge spans appears to be little more than large, dry gulch, and may not be the Colorado river.

Facts 

Overview
Pony truss bridge over Colorado River on CR 337
Location
Mitchell County, Texas
Status
Closed to traffic. A useable bypass is below the bridge.
History
Built 1950; rehabilitated 1970
Design
Warren pony truss with alternating verticals
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 69.9 ft.
Total length: 409.1 ft.
Deck width: 11.5 ft.
Recognition
Eligible for the National Register of Historic Places
Approximate latitude, longitude
+32.20944, -100.87306   (decimal degrees)
32°12'34" N, 100°52'23" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
14/323469/3565189 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Pecan Crossing
Average daily traffic (as of 2013)
100
Inventory numbers
TXNBI 081680AA0142002 (Texas bridge number on the National Bridge Inventory)
BH 33272 (Bridgehunter.com ID)
Inspection report (as of April 2016)
Overall condition: Fair
Superstructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Substructure condition rating: Fair (5 out of 9)
Deck condition rating: Good (7 out of 9)
Sufficiency rating: 19.7 (out of 100)
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Update Log 

  • June 28, 2022: New photos from Bambi Sharkoman
  • June 26, 2022: Updated by Bambi Sharkoman: Updated Approach Design
  • September 11, 2011: New photos from Kevin Dellaria

Sources 

Comments 

Colorado River Bridge
Posted June 26, 2022, by Jesse Sharkoman (jesseberube5 [at] gmail [dot] com)

This Bridge is over the Colorado River there is just a low water crossing immediately upstream that affects the flow when water levels are low